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Big Powderhorn Lodging Assoc

Big Powderhorn Lodging is your year-round, Western UP Michigan lodging facility.
AddressN11360 Powderhorn Rd Bessemer, MI 49911-9742
Phone(906) 932-3100

Quality Lodging

As an ongoing effort of BPLA to provide the best quality lodging, several of our vacation homeowners have updated/upgraded their vacation homes this summer. The upgrades have ranged from new bedding to major remodels and renovations.
We will continue to strive towards providing our guests with the highest of quality and we are proud to remain your first choice in lodging. Thank you to all that have left reviews regarding your stay with BPLA. This feedback provides incentive and in some cases encourages us to grow. Contact a vacation planner today to help you make your Mountain of Memories in Big Snow Country.

Need More Space?

Vacations have become multi family and multi generational outings. As such we are often asked to provide lodging for large groups. BPLA provides lodging accommodations ranging from large single family vacation homes to multi-plex vacation homes.
The large vacation homes provide ample space for a group to share. The multi-plex buildings offer adjacent, individual units some with connecting (lockable) doors. This allows the group to be together, yet allows for more privacy when you choose.
Talk to one of our Vacation Planners for assistance with your group lodging choices.

250 is More

There are a lot of things that can add up to a good nights sleep; good mattresses, soft music, a gentle breeze, softly falling snow flakes against a moonlit sky, enough soft pillows to snuggle around, and the kids safely tucked away.
Add to that a 250 count sheet and you just might miss breakfast or have it in bed or read a good book. The sheets are soooo soft and luxurious it only adds to your experience at Big Powderhorn Resort. Now dont forget to ski or bike or hike or see the fall colors too. But then again you may not want to leave your vacation home and just treat yourself to the added comfort.

We offer a varied range of locations, sizes and prices on lovely vacation homes.

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Where Mountains of Memories are Made

Many of our guests have been visiting us for years. They love to share their stories and Memories of their times spent here, painting a wonderful vision of the Magic at Big Powderhorn Resort. Many began coming here as children, now returning to build Memories and share the Magic with their own families.
Whether you are a returning guest adding to your family Memories, or beginning a new tradition with us, you will find that this is where Memories are made. Mountains of them.

We love to share Memories! Be sure to take a moment to have your picture taken at the front desk so that we may add you to our Big Powderhorn Resort Memory Book.

Throughout the year the hills and valleys of Bessemer provide you with beautiful vistas, waterfalls, and endless recreational opportunities. From skiing and snowmobiling to mountain biking, hiking and fishing, your day can be as full as you want.
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Free Internet

Our staff and Charter Communications are working to provide internet access to all of our accommodations by late 2010. We will keep you posted.

No Smoking Please

All of our vacation rentals are now smoke free. Michigan has recently implemented a new non-smoking rule that bans smoking in public lodging. Fortunately our wood burning fireplaces are excluded from the ban.

Big Powderhorn Lodging is on Facebook, a popular social networking site. Click the icon below to like and keep up-to-date on the events and deals being offered.

Plan Your Stay with Big Powderhorn Lodging
beginning with the opening day of any Big Snow Country Ski Resort throughout December and
Choose a Special Gift from our ChristmasTree*

'Where Mountains of Memories are Made'
* Unit minimums/restrictions apply.Valid on new reservations only. Promotion ends 12/31/10. Subject to availability. Cannot be combined with coupons/discounts. Gifts are non-refundable/non-transferable. One gift per reservation.Promo Code : HOLIDAYS

----Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Snowstorm
In advance of winter, nature almost seems uncertain. The days are often grey, damp, early darkening skies; the migrations are nearly over as if even the birds are just anxious to leave and get on with something different. The glow of autumn has diminished and the majesty of winter has not yet arrived. The deer hunters are in camp by droves; playing cards, drinking whiskey and beer, not shaving, eating wonderful camp food, testing the comfort of the outhouse, holding their breath at the same time, hunting when there is time and building memories only a hunting camp can provide.

Thanksgiving becomes the bridge to winter. When the windows steam up from all the cooking, we all know something important is going on. With the warmth of family and friends, Thanksgiving dinner prepares our mind and spirit for the ensuing cascade of snow and falling temperatures.

When winter does arrive the ambivalence is gone. It smacks you on the bridge of the nose and says, Im here and I am hanging around for awhile. And strangely the birds are still here. But that is what we like about winter in the UP; it is definite, its winter, its there every single day and the snow is deep---- really deep.
So whether your sport is snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, or downhill skiing there is little doubt it is winter and you can get out and enjoy it. And, there is little doubt how to dress. Warmly!!! It is the time of year you turn in your summer long johns for your winter ones. In the UP, Woolrich, Sorrell and North Face are designer labels.

If you are purely recreational, sledding and tubing are an integral part of winter here, and so is the time honored art of ice sculpturing, of making snowmen and snow angels. If you dont know the difference you really do need to spend more time with us. Visiting and climbing on the ice field shoreline of Lake Superior is a magnificent experience. The irregular ice formations display a wide range of colors and shape. It appears both threatening and majestic. You may see coyote, wolf, and fishers. For the most daring there is ice climbing on Black River.

The most popular endeavors remain downhill skiing and snowmobiling. But cross country skiing and snowshoeing are taking their rightful place. The inaugural Sisu cross country ski race drew 400 skiers, beginning and ending in historic downtown Ironwood.

Winter villages crop up overnight like an MGM movie set. Like any village, there is shanty town and up town. But each has something in common. ICE FISHERMEN!!! The sport memorialized by Jack Lemon, Walter Mathieu and Sophia Loren (Look it up). Augers, short poles, flasks and small heaters are staples in this sport. Oh, and a winch if the worst possible thing happens.

Seventeen feet of annual snow fall is the norm. Three to four hundred inches in the banner years. It is our white gold. Minted in the snow belt off of Lake Superior. This taste of winter will keep you coming back. It is where a Mountain of Memories begins and lives on.


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